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Volunteers – Who they are and what they are looking forward to at BT Young Scientist event January 6, 2010

Posted by Kristina O'Regan in Uncategorized.

Can all volunteers please share what you are looking forward to as part of your volunteering experience or why you have volunteered to take part.  Just a few lines would be great! Thanks!



1. bigblueblogireland - January 6, 2010

Hi, my name is Kristina O’Regan. I am part of the core team working on the event. I am looking forward to seeing all the exhibits at our stand in action. Its my first time at this event so I would also like to see what great ideas and innovations will be on display from students participating in event. I also look forward to sharing whats happening in real time via Twitter and Facebook as well as the blog.

2. Iris Schäfer - January 6, 2010

Guten Tag,
I am from Germany visiting Dublin for one months and am really happy that I get the chance to see the BT Young Scientists Fair.
Cant wait to exchange ideas at the fair, look at all the insprining ideas of young talents and spread Smarter Planet and discuss it.

3. Alessandra Pollicini - January 6, 2010

I am Alessandra and I will be tweeting live from the RDS, as well as contributing to this blog.

You can find out more about me from one of our previous posts: https://ibm4btyse.wordpress.com/2009/12/14/meet-the-ibm-core-team-and-volunteers/

Look forward to seeing your comments 🙂

4. Alan Mulvihill - January 6, 2010

I’m looking forward to sharing how ‘Hawkeye’ at the Wimbledon tennis championships is an example of how IBM has collaborated with the All England Lawn Tennis Association in making a smarter scoring system.

5. Brian O'Donovan - January 7, 2010

I am Brian O’Donovan and I am mainly going to be involved in the Open Source portion of what we are demonstrating. I will have a team of volunteers taking turns to demonstrate the joys of Ubuntu. I will also be running two training seminars for the teachers giving them a deeper dive on the same area.

If you want to find out more about me and what I am up to, check out my blog (http://brianodonovan.ie) or my Twitter feed (http://twitter.com.bodonovan).

6. Volunteers ready to go!!! « Come see IBM Ireland at BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition - January 7, 2010

[…] Volunteers ready to go!!! January 7, 2010 Posted by bigblueblogireland in Uncategorized. trackback We have just completed our last training session ( last of three) for volunteers in preparation for the event.  Everyone is now equipped to talk to you about our educational programmes, Smarter Planet, UBUNTU, Smartbay/SmartCoast and take you through demos at our stand. There are approximately 50 volunteers from different nationalities and parts of the business. In the previous post you can see what the volunteers are looking forward to.  Click here to see comments. […]

7. Ronan Bohan - January 7, 2010

A smarter planet requires smarter scientists — so I’m excited to be attending the BT Young Scientist Expo as a part of the IBM team helping the scientists of tomorrow create that smarter future

8. Conor Cadden - January 7, 2010

Hi, Conor Cadden here. The reason why I volunteered to participate as part of IBM’s Smarter Planet showcase at the Young Scientist exhibition, is because I see the Smarter Planet strategy by IBM as one of the cornerstones to IBM future success. Its also plays into so much of what IBM in Ireland will be doing in the coming years. The Intelligent portion of the Smarter Planet strategy is an area that I am recently personally getting involved with. This is enabled by the launch of a GBS Telecommunications Business Analytics and Optimisation Centre of Excellence based in Ireland and staffed by experienced telecommunications resources from the GBS population. The centre will harvest and generate assets that will drive the creation of offerings and solutions aimed at serving IBM’s telecommunications clients world wide to enable “C” level executives and managers within these clients to make decisive and informed decisions based on intelligent and predictive representation of their data.

9. Joe Fitzpatrick - January 7, 2010

Science and Technology are central to all human development. By observing, understanding and explaining we can build innovative solutions to problems in all fields: – infrastructure, food, medicine, entertainment, etc. With a little encouragment, young scientists will follow this path (Science is more fun than accounting – when is the last time you saw kids playing at “auditors”).

10. Fred Raguillat - January 11, 2010

A great opportunity for me to meet the engineers & scientists of tomorrow, some of which don’t know yet but are the keys & instruments of the “smarter” ideas of the future, if I can help to make them realise that then I would consider it as “goal achieved”..!” 😉

11. kennedydee - January 11, 2010

And what a great bunch of volunteers we have! Over 50 IBM employees will volunteer on the IBM Smarter Planet Stand (no. 26) over the 3 days. Plus we’ve had a great Project Team ensuring that it all comes together as planned, looking forward to seeing you all the visitors to our stand and a BIG thank you to all of our volunteers 🙂

12. Emil Varga - January 13, 2010

Hi, I am Emil – an IBM software engineer who enjoys having fun and working with Linux. I will be volunteering on the Open Source and Ubuntu demonstrations. I’m happy to be able share my excitement and enthusiasm on the BT Young Scientist 🙂

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